A Mexican-American actress, Rosanna DeSoto is best known for her role in �Stand and Deliver�. She was born to Mexican parents. She graduated from San Jose High School in the mid-1960s. Rosanna DeSoto made her film debut in 1979 with The In-Laws. Rosanna DeSoto won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress for her performance in The ;Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.
She has married twice. First, Rosanna was married to Jonathan Taplin in 1947 but they ended their marriage relationship in 1978. They have one daughter, Daniela who was born on June 1976. Then she remarried to David S. Ward on September 20, 1980. But the couple ended their marriage relationship later for the unknown reason. From her marriage to Ward, she became stepmother to Joaquin Atwood. The couple has been blessed with one daughter , Sylvana Bonifacio, born in 1981.